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Using Mentoring and Storytelling to Transfer Knowledge in the Workplace

WALTER SWAP, DOROTHY LEONARD, MIMI SHIELDS and LISA C. ABRAMS

Edited by Laurence Prusak

in Creating Value with Knowledge

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165128
Published online October 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835751 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195165128.003.0012
 Using Mentoring and Storytelling to Transfer Knowledge in the Workplace

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This chapter examines the use of mentoring and storytelling in the context of venture capitalists sharing important learning with newly minted entrepreneurs. It argues that managerial influence over the transfer of knowledge assets depends upon understanding how individuals within and across organizations informally teach and learn.

Keywords: knowledge transfer; teaching; learning; venture capitalist; entrepreneurs

Chapter.  9474 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Financial Markets

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